Preventing Swine Flu In Your Day Care Center

by admin on July 26, 2009

The world has been taken by the issue on swine flu. The virus has been spreading rapidly, affecting the people worldwide. Why is this so alarming? The influenza virus can easily be acquired by anyone. It can be obtain from touching other people, desks, doorknobs, tables and even in the air. This is why so many people are taking precautionary measures when it comes to this.

If you are a day care center operator, you need to be aware that this is a dangerous illness. It can cause you to endanger the children if you do not take safety measures when it comes to the swine flu. If you have recently been listening to the news, a day care center was forced to close down because of a suspected cause of swine flu. Even if you think that your day care center is safe, you will never know if tomorrow someone may get infected by swine flu. It is better to take precautionary measures to avoid this from happening to you.

In order to prevent the transmission of swine flu, you need to make sure that everyone in the day care is following proper hand washing procedures. They should wash their hands properly before and after eating, playing indoors or outdoors and when using the restroom. These will prevent the child as well as the staff members to infect himself with the virus.

Make sure that you post a poster of the proper way of washing the hands beside the sink which the people can follow. Remind them that cleaning with water alone is not enough to remove the germs on the hands. It is always important to provide soap in the sink when washing hands. Besides from this, always make alcohol available for disinfecting the hands. This will kill majority of the bacteria that are staying on the hands.

When sneezing, always make sure that the child is taught to cover their mouths to prevent the spread of the germs. This also goes for coughing since these can easily be transmitted if they are not careful enough. Hand washing should always be remembered in these instances. The children should always wash their hands after they have sneezed or cough on their hands because they might contaminate anything that they touch.

On your part, you should always make sure that you are using disinfectants when you are cleaning your day care center. It is important to keep all surfaces germ-free so that the people who are touching these will not acquire any germs that may cause harm to their health.

Your primary job as a day car is to ensure that the children are kept safe from harm. It is not enough that you teach the children certain lessons and skills, but it is also important that you teach them how to take care of their bodies well. Do not let the swine flu beat you. You can do something about it and it is your responsibility to teach the children proper procedures that will ensure that they are healthy.

See: How to start a daycare center

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